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Carlyle hires former Macquarie executive for Australia

22 Aug 2011

Private equity firm Carlyle has appointed former Macquarie executive Natasha Nankivell as a managing director of investor relations for Australia and New Zealand.

Nankivell, who will be based in the firm’s Sydney office, will work with current and prospective investors on portfolio development and new investment opportunities.

Previously, Nankivell worked for Australian investment bank Macquarie as an executive director and head of private capital markets for Asia. Prior to that, she held senior positions at banks and other financial institutions such as Challenger, Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust Australia.

“We’re pleased to welcome Natasha to Carlyle’s extensive investor relations team,” said Michael Arpey, a managing director and head of investor relations management at Carlyle.

“As Carlyle continues to extend its global platform, taking good care of our current investors and developing new relationships is essential. Natasha’s extensive knowledge of the local markets coupled with her unique skill set will enable her to provide value add services to our current and prospective investors throughout Australia and New Zealand,” he added.

Nankivell said, “Joining Carlyle at this time is an incredible opportunity. I look forward to building upon the firm’s solid reputation in Australia and New Zealand and serving Carlyle’s current and future investors.”
Following the appointment, Carlyle now has 17 investor relations professionals on its in-house team.

The firm has made four investments in Australia to date, including Coates Hire, the largest general equipment rental company in the country, OzForex, an online foreign exchange payments platform, Qube Logistics, a logistics services company, and Healthscope, Australia’s second largest private hospital provider.

Carlyle partnered with private equity heavyweight TPG in the acquisition of Healthscope in last year, in a deal that valued the company at around A$2.7bn ($2.35bn).

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